KB, BMO, OCN And BBT, Pushing Financial Sector Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 40 points (0.3%) at 15,878 as of Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,973 issues advancing vs. 972 declining with 141 unchanged.

The Financial sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. A company within the sector that fell today was Woori Finance Holdings ( WF), up 1.9%. Top gainers within the sector include T. Rowe Price Group ( TROW), up 4.5%, Royal Bank of Scotland Group (The ( RBS), up 3.7%, Lloyds Banking Group ( LYG), up 3.1%, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA), up 3.0% and American International Group ( AIG), up 3.0%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

4. KB Financial Group ( KB) is one of the companies pushing the Financial sector lower today. As of noon trading, KB Financial Group is down $0.78 (-2.3%) to $32.95 on average volume. Thus far, 55,459 shares of KB Financial Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 133,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.62-$33.49 after having opened the day at $33.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $33.73.

KB Financial Group Inc., a financial holding company, provides various banking and related financial services to consumers and corporations primarily in Korea. KB Financial Group has a market cap of $13.1 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 16.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates KB Financial Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates KB Financial Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full KB Financial Group Ratings Report now.

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